Category Archives: CONSTITUTION

The Supreme Court

The Supreme Court

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These are the Justices now sitting power: Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer, , Samuel A. Alito, Sonia Sotomayor, Elena Kagan.

All the information I have presented comes from the following websites and sources:
http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/articleiii
http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

I urge you to examine some sites which detail the rights of the Supreme Court and it’s ability to make changes to Bills and ultimately the Constitution:

Overview of the Supreme Court:

http://www.supremecourt.gov/
http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/briefoverview.aspx

Biographies of the sitting justices:
http://www.supremecourt.gov/about/biographies.aspx

Other sites of interest:
http://www.historylearningsite.co.uk/supreme_court.htm
http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.htmlhttp://www.supremecourt.gov/default.aspx

This is an archival site for research and teaching resources of the Supreme Court and Veterans Service Records:
http://www.archives.gov/
http://www.archives.gov/research/

A very simple definition of the Supreme Court powers is found at:
http://constitutionality.us/SupremeCourt.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Bader_Ginsburg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Breyer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Alito

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Roberts

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthony_Kennedy

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elena_Kagan

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonia_Sotomayor

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clarence_Thomas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonin_Scalia

THE BILL OF RIGHTS

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The Preamble

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#preamble

Federal Senate & Classes Article 1 Sect. 3 of the United States Constitution

There are 3 classes of Senators which determine the next election date. Todays classes http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/class.htm

According to the Constitution Article 1 Sect 3

The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, chosen by the Legislature thereof for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.

Immediately after they shall be assembled in Consequence of the first Election, they shall be divided as equally as may be into three Classes. The Seats of the Senators of the first Class shall be vacated at the Expiration of the second Year, of the second Class at the Expiration of the fourth Year, and of the third Class at the Expiration of the sixth Year, so that one third may be chosen every second Year; and if Vacancies happen by Resignation, or otherwise, during the Recess of the Legislature of any State, the Executive thereof may make a temporary Appointments until the next Meeting of the Legislature, which shall then fill such Vacancies.

No Person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty Years, and been nine Years a Citizen of the United States, and who shall not, when elected, be an Inhabitant of that State for which he shall be chosen.

The Vice President of the United States shall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.

The Senate shall chuse their other Officers, and also a President pro tempore, in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of President of the United States.

The Senate shall have the sole Power to try all Impeachments. When sitting for that Purpose, they shall be on Oath or Affirmation. When the President of the United States is tried, the Chief Justice shall preside: and no Person shall be convicted without the Concurrence of two thirds of the Members present.

Judgment in Cases of Impeachment shall not extend further than to removal from Office, and disqualification to hold and enjoy any Office of honor, Trust or Profit under the United States: but the Party convicted shall nevertheless be liable and subject to indictment, Trial, Judgment and Punishment, according to Law.

Federal Senate Introduction

A HOW TO PAGE

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/howto.htm

IS IT TRUE THAT

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/isittrue.htm

SENATE ORG CHART

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/e_one_section_no_teasers/org_chart.htm

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THE CONSTITUTION

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm

THE PREAMBLE

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#preamble

ARTICLE 1

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a1

ARTICLE 2

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a2

ARTICLE 3

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a3

ARTICLE 4

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a4

ARTICLE 5

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a5

ARTICLE 6

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a6

ARTICLE 7

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#a7

AMENDMENTS

http://www.senate.gov/civics/constitution_item/constitution.htm#amendments

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/declaration.html

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THE ARCHIVES

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters.html

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THE CHARTERS OF FREEDOM

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/charters_of_freedom_1.html

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THE CONSTITUTION

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/constitution.html

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THE BILL OF RIGHTS

http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/charters/bill_of_rights.html

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SENATE ROLL CALL VOTES

http://www.senate.gov/legislative/LIS/roll_call_lists/vote_menu_113_1.htm

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SENATE NOMINATIONS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/a_three_sections_with_teasers/nominations.htm

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THE SENATE CALENDAR

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/calendars.htm

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THE CONGRESSIONAL RECORD – STATEMENTS MADE ON THE FLOOR

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/congrecord.htm

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TREATIES

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/treaties.htm

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BILLS & RESOLUTIONS

Legislation, Laws, and Acts

There are four types of legislation: bills, joint resolutions, concurrent resolutions, and simple resolutions.

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/bills.htm

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APPROPRIATIONS BILLS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_three_sections_with_teasers/appropsbills.htm

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LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/d_three_sections_with_teasers/process.htm

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PUBLIC DISCLOSURE

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/lobbyingdisc.htm#lobbyingdisc=lda

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ACTIVE LEGISLATION

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/b_three_sections_with_teasers/active_leg_page.htm

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SENATE CLASSES (DETERMINE WHEN RE-ELECTION HAPPENS)

http://www.senate.gov/reference/glossary_term/class.htm

Article 1 sect 3 of the Constitution requires the Senate to be divided into three classes for purposes of elections. Senators are elected to six-year terms, and every two years the members of one class — approximately one-third of the senators-face election or reelection. Terms for senators in Class I expire in 2019, Class II in 2015, and Class III in 2017.

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References Virtual Reference Desk

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/b_three_sections_with_teasers/virtual.htm

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Committees

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/committees/d_three_sections_with_teasers/committees_home.htm

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Bill Search

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/legislative/g_three_sections_with_teasers/legislative_home.htm

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Visitor Center

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/visiting/a_three_sections_with_teasers/visitors_home.htm

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Statistics & Lists

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/two_column_table/stats_and_lists.htm

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Bibliographies

http://www.senate.gov/pagelayout/reference/a_three_sections_with_teasers/biblio.htm